Part of integrating new habits into your life means accepting that the journey won’t look the way you WANT it to look every day, so it’s essential to take steps to care for your mental health and check in with your emotions.

If you consider yourself to be a perfectionist, or someone who holds themself to a high standard, consider this:

Not every workout is going to be fun.
Not every meal is going to be perfectly healthy.
Not every morning will you have the energy to jump out of bed.

But that’s okay! Instead of holding yourself up against ridiculous expectations, try giving yourself some grace, and pay special attention to yourself on those days that you feel less than fantastic.

At the end of the day, don’t let negative thoughts derail your progress–instead, make it a habit to tune into your emotions, check in with a friend, or write out your thoughts so that you can monitor your progress accordingly.